Friday, September 12, 2014

Puff Pastry Goat Cheese Heirloom Tomato Tart

1 Sheet Puff Pastry - Thawed 40 minutes
1/2 lb Mini Heirloom tomatoes - Cut in 1/2
2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
1/2 tbsp Salt
1/4 tbsp Pepper
1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
5 oz Goat Cheese - Room Temp
4 oz. Mascarpone Cheese - Room Temp
4 Large Garlic Cloves - Thinly Sliced
1/4 Red Onion - Thinly Sliced
2 tbsp Capers
1 tbsp Basil - Thinly Sliced

In a bowl add the tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, salt & pepper, evoo and mix to combine.  Let marinate for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the puff pastry and place on a baking sheet lined w/ parchment paper and sprayed with cooking spray.  Roll the edges in about 1/2 inch to form a border.

In a bowl combine the goat cheese and mascarpone cheese.  Spread on the puff pastry.  Divide the garlic slices along the cheese mixture.  Add the red onion, tomatoes and capers, spreading out evenly.  Drizzle the puff pastry w/ the marinade.

Place the puff pastry in a pre-heated 400 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until the crust becomes golden and topping is just starting to brown.  Sprinkle w/ the basil, let cool about 10 minutes then slice and serve.  Can also be served room temperature.  Enjoy.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Roasted Stuffed Hatch Chilis

4 Hatch Chilis - Sliced in 1/2 longwise, seeds, ribs removed
1 tbsp EVOO
1/2 Onion - Diced
3 Garlic Cloves - Smashed - Diced
1 Cup Mushrooms - Small Dice
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Pepper
1 tsp Paprika
10 Ground Turkey
2 Cups Kale - Fine Chop
3/4 pkg Queso Fresco - Crumbled
2 tbsp Parmentone Cheese - Grated (use Parmesan as a substitute)

In a pan over med/high heat add in the evoo, onion, garlic & mushrooms.  Cook for about 10 minutes until the veggies are slightly softened and browned.  Add in the salt, pepper & paprika.  Cook for another 2 minutes.

Add in the turkey and cook until browned, about 5-7 minutes.  Add in the kale and cook another 3 minutes.  Remove to a bowl.  Add in the 2 kinds of cheese and mix thoroughly.

Line a baking dish wil foil and spray with non stick spray.  Preheat your oven to 425.  Stuff the mixture into the chilies and line the tray.

Bake for about 10 minutes or until golden brown and the cheese has melted.  Enjoy.